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ZSG Celebrates 20th Anniversary with Milestone Award

COLUMBUS, Ohio—ZSG, a nationally-recognized search firm headquartered in Columbus, is proudly marking a significant milestone in its journey. The Conway Center for Family Business awarded ZSG the prestigious 2023 Milestone Award, recognizing family businesses that achieve significant anniversary milestones during the award year.

The program was established in 1999 to recognize excellence in family business in categories such as Milestone Achievement, Family Business of the Year, Succession Planning and Rising Star.

“Eighty percent of all business enterprises are family-owned, so it is important for us to celebrate and recognize their accomplishments,” said Jill Hofmans, executive director of the Conway Center for Family Business. “Since longevity is a hallmark of success, ZSG is deserving of this recognition for 20 years in business.”

ZSG’s commitment to finding the best and most qualified individuals for its client partners has positioned it as a trusted partner for businesses ranging from family enterprises to Fortune 100 companies. The firm’s success is a testament to its skilled search professionals, who consistently deliver superior results and contribute to ZSG’s reputation as one of the best search firms in the industry.

John Zambito, ZSG’s founder and president, expressed gratitude for the Milestone Award, stating, “We are honored to be recognized by the Conway Center. At ZSG, we view our team as an extension of our family, and it is their collective effort that has propelled us this far. This award highlights our collective commitment to delivering exceptional results to our clients and candidates. As we continue to grow, our focus remains on being one of the best search firms in the industry, upholding the values of trust, integrity and excellence.”

ZSG Conway Center Milestone Award
Columbus-based recruiting firm ZSG is recognized with the Milestone Award at the Conway Center for Family Business 25th Annual Family Business Awards program, held on November 15, 2023. From left to right, John Zambito, ZSG founder and president; Max Zambito, ZSG vice president and chief growth officer; and Marisa Horton, ZSG vice president of operations.

About ZSG

John Zambito, a nationally-recognized recruiting expert, founded ZSG in 2003 as a recruiting firm specializing in professional to executive-level searches. The firm’s proven expertise extends across various industries, with a core focus on manufacturing and construction. ZSG’s success is attributed to its dedicated team of search professionals, committed to excellence and delivering the best and most qualified candidates to its client partners. For more information, please visit

About the Conway Center for Family Business

The non-profit Conway Center for Family Business is Central Ohio’s only resource for educational programs, resources and networking opportunities that support the growth and success of family-owned businesses. The Center celebrates the successes of family-owned businesses at its annual awards program and offers peer group opportunities for next-generation leaders, family business leaders, and others who own, lead, or work in a family business. The organization includes more than 200 family-owned business and service provider members ranging in size from two to more than 20,000 employees. For more information, visit